Making New Friends storytime

Starting Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten or just first day of school jitters can be a scary thing.  You have to make new friends, you’re experiencing new things and everything is so new. Whether it’s a new school or your old school but your starting a new grade or in a new hallway.

Sometimes reading books about making new friends the first few days of school or leading up to school starting helps ease kids minds and make it a less scary thing.

I found 2 great books that are perfect for story time, or bed time.

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Ribbit!

by Rodrigo Folgueira

illustrated by Poly Bernatene

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A sweet story with a great little message, and the illustrations just are so cute and pretty.

One morning a group of frogs shows up at their pond. You wouldn’t believe what was sitting in the middle of that pond on their rock, none other than a little pink pig. When they ask what that pig is doing it says “Ribbit!” Well they don’t know what to do, they ask other critters what to do. They decide to go find wise old beetle what  he thinks about this situation.  Wise old beetle says maybe he/she just wanted to make a new friend.

Peanut Butter & Cupcake!

by Terry Border

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Peanut Butter and Cupcake! is an adorable book that is sure to delight kids!

Hello I’m new here, and I’d like to play Maybe now, maybe later-or even all day. I’ll make you chuckle deep down in your belly, And we’d go together like Peanut Butter and ….

Peanut Butter has just moved into town and his mom tells him to go out and meet some new friends. Peanut Butter has a great little line he springs on each new friend he meets along the way. However most of the kids { cupcake, spaghetti and meatballs, soup and spoon, french fries, etc…} tell him no thanks and that they are busy. Peanut Butter is sad all he wants is to play ball with a new friend. Making friends can be a hard task. However when the right friend comes along you just know it. Lucky for Peanut Butter, Jelly wants to play and knows how to play ball too. Before long all those kids that wouldn’t play with him are playing and they are one big happy friend group!

Adding Ribbit! and Peanut Butter and Cupcake! will make for a great story time that will hold the kids attention. Both of these books have wonderful, sweet messages and will break the ice those first few days of school.